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Snow creeper

Snow creeper
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 800, UV Filter
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-12 4:26
Viewed: 3211
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another local inhabitant of our local forest,

Common Treecreeper,

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Common Treecreeper, Certhia familiaris, is a small passerine bird found through much of temperate Europe and into Asia. It is a member of the treecreeper family. It is closely related to the very similar Short-toed Treecreeper. It has a generally
more northerly distribution than that species, although there is extensive range overlap in western Europe. Where both occur, Common Treecreeper tends to prefer conifers.

Common Treecreeper is the only treecreeper which breeds in Ireland, Great Britain and most of Scandinavia.It is a resident in woodlands throughout its range, and nests in tree crevices or behind the bark of introduced Giant Sequoia. Up to nine eggs are laid.

This is a small 12.5-14cm long bird, fairly drab in appearance, streaked brownish above and white below. It has long stiff tail feathers which help it creep up tree trunks like a mouse looking for insects. It has a long curved bill.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-02-12 5:04]
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Hi Paul,
Great shot in snow, it is a cute little bird, never seen. Sharpness is great and the pov wonderfull.

Very nice bird Paul.

Interesting for me. Nice DOF and very hard angle to get this all in.
Very well done. tfs. Stev

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-12 6:26]

Hello Paul,
Excellent capture with great detail and color showing off this creeper very well.

hi paul,
nice capture,
well composed shot,
the ice makes a nice bg here,
nice pov, good dof,
tfs & regards

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-12 6:54]

Hi Paul,
now this is a bird we have not seen on TN to often. Very well captured, the details are wonderful. The POV is great, it alows a very nice view of the lovely plumage. Sharpness, colors and composition are great.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-12 8:17]

Hej Paul,
Wow, I like your Snow Creeper!! That must be unusual to see it down in the snow - very clever shot! Sharp details and nice colours. Excellent!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Paul
Excellent shot of beautiful Treecreeper,
Perfect composition and contrast,


Great shot I took some myself but not as good as this good detail and spot on focus nice exposure for the bird, a difficult bird to catch without distractions the snow is an ideal background tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-12 10:38]

Hello Paul,
What a moment! I have never seen Treecreeper in the snow, let alone photographed it!
This is sharp and you have managed the contrast with the snow very well in the fine composition.
TFS and all the best,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-02-12 11:47]

Hi Paul,

Lovely shot of this little bird in the snow. I have never seen a Treekeeper before - and I rarely see snow.

Nice and sharp showing off every detail.



Hello Paul , your photo shows us unusual pose of this tiny passerine bird , TFS .

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-13 2:14]

I like the POV of this shot, with the bird looking down at the snow.
Very good exposure on the snow. The sharpness is spot on.
What a cute, exquisite little beak.
TFS. : )

Hello Paul,
This is another bird that I never had the chance to see but I think that we have them here. I like this capture with those nice details and the snow :) I like pictures taken in the show! Exposure is very good and so is this POV. The only thing missing is a little light in its eye but we are not living in a perfect world :-) Well done and thanks,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-13 14:12]

Lovely shot of this bird walking in the snow. Excellent exposure, sharp details and a nice POV



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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-02-13 17:26]

Ha Paul,
voor deze soort komen ze in Nederland van heinde en verre naar Limburg gereden. Maar ja, dan heb je ook wat. Maar nog lang niet zo veel als op jouw foto, want sneeuw hebben we hier niet. Mooi vastgelegd. Foto's in de sneeuw blijven vaak moeilijk. Zelf meer mislukte foto's dan gelukte. In zo'n geval is een camera met spotmeting toch wel een aanrader.
Groeten, Jacob

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2007-02-15 12:56]

What a beautiful picture of this tree creeper. all mine have been in low light levels and never really worked out anywhere near as well as this.
It is an excellent picture of this tiny, timid bird - at least mine are!


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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-02-15 13:19]

This is a really great shot of this "hard to get" bird... I have tried so many times and just ended up with hundreds of unsharp and useless photos.

I take my hat of for you!

Excellent composition, sharpness and careful computer treatment.

Thanks for sharing/Bengt

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-15 13:28]

Hi Paul,
What a nice bird! Great composition and details and a wonderful pose and pov.
TFS, José M.

You managed nice exposure on the snow Paul and good color. It is a cute little bird with a great beak. There is nice depth of focus on the bird.

Evelynn ; )

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